Another delicious healthy pleasure from coconut!
My favorite is homemade fresh coconut milk.
Have you ever tasted it?
You can make it yourself with a little water . . . or coconut water
Meat from the inside of a brown coconut
Or . . . if you want an easier way to make it to avoid all the steps of picking a good one out and cracking it open. . . you can use:
Organic shredded unsweetened coconut
Don’t have time to make it? Don’t worry . . . put it on your grocery list.
You can usually find USDA certified organic brands in cans or cartons
at the grocery store or online. I would say . . . just read the label and make sure you’re happy with all the ingredients that are listed.
From a Carton
Coconut milk sold in a carton is made so you can use it just like you would use dairy milk. It's ready to:
Fresh or Canned
Fresh and canned coconut milk are not sweet and are great for making everything from baked goods to soups and chowders.
But, there are many ways to make them sweeter or thinner if you do want to enjoy them by the glass or on your cold cereal. Below is a non dairy recipe and a few ideas you might like to try:
From a Can
When you use it from a can, you'll find it is usually thick and creamy. Especially once it has been refrigerated.
Two brands I have used are:
This recipe makes 8 oz. If you need more just adjust the recipe with equal amounts of each ingredient.
Non Dairy Milk Recipe
Stir or blend together:
Chill it and it’s ready to drink by the glass, or use it on your cold breakfast cereal as a healthy replacement for soy or dairy milk.
If you don’t already have a favorite coconut water to use in this recipe, you might like these two organic brands:
When you make it fresh, you may like it just the way it is. But, there are an endless number of things you can add to make it sweeter or more to your personal taste: Use your imagination.
If you're using it for cooking . . . you can use it straight from the can, carton, or make it fresh and add it into any recipe you would normally put dairy milk in:
Wow! All that delicious food, plus . . .
It's even great to use if you’re looking for all natural organic beauty products!
Yes . . . it’s not just limited to cooking . . . it’s good for your skin and your hair too! Like coconut oil . . . only lighter!
I love it and use it in my beauty routine as a moisturizing:
Don’t be . . . haven't you seen it advertised in a lot of beauty products lately?
I have . . . I just haven’t found any products yet that are really free of added synthetics or chemicals. So, for now I just buy it in the cans to use for my homemade organic beauty products.
It’s convenient! It works great! Plus . . . you can always add organic essential oils to make your own favorite scents.
Just like coconut oil . . . coconut milk contains healthy fats too! That's why you can get the same healthy benefits!
3-4 ounces of coconut milk = 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
And, if you're lactose intolerant or allergic to dairy or soy . . . coconut milk is a delicious soy and dairy milk substitute!